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    Posted: October 30 2009 at 20:25

Both often ranked below Hot Rats and The Grand Wazoo, but still highly regarded as some of the finest albums from the Jazz Rock side by Frank Zappa.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2009 at 21:04
Two of Zappa's best and most underrated albums. Sleep Dirt wins by a hair, simply because The Ocean Is the Ultimate Solution probably is the best song Zappa ever created.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2009 at 21:06
I wish I could vote.

I never have heard all of Sleep Dirt that I can recall, which is a shame since I really like what I have heard of it. Of course Waka/Jawaka is a very good album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2009 at 21:06
Are we talking about the vinyl version of Sleep Dirt or the CD version with vocals?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 30 2009 at 21:09
I actually don't have Sleep Dirt (yet), but I do enjoy Waka/Jawaka.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2009 at 00:39

Waka.   Sleep Dirt is just a WB f**k you to FZ.  Lather is the appropriate release to have for the Sleep Dirt songs.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2009 at 00:44
IF the cd version of Sleep Dirt didn't have the vocals I would vote for it right away, being the instrumentals are goregous...especially The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution (which the Lather verison is no match for). I havne't heard the vinyl version.
 
Waka/Jawaka just may be FZ most underrated album as it is rarely mentioned but everytime I listen to it I am blown away. That trumpet in the title track...amazing!
 
I hate to vote against TOITUS but in this case I will. Its close, and even though the vocal songs are on it, Sleep Dirt is near essential for anyone interested in exploring FZ catalouge just a bit further than the obvious.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2009 at 03:30
Waka. FZ had many great albums a nd some terrible ones. But that both are between good. :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2009 at 08:50
Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Waka/Jawaka just may be FZ most underrated album as it is rarely mentioned but everytime I listen to it I am blown away. That trumpet in the title track...amazing!
 
I hate to vote against TOITUS but in this case I will. Its close, and even though the vocal songs are on it, Sleep Dirt is near essential for anyone interested in exploring FZ catalouge just a bit further than the obvious.


Precisely! I've thought The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution is something of a "forgotten masterwork".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2009 at 08:59
I voted for the vinyl version of Sleep Dirt, more thoroughly composed songs (eg. Time Is Money)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2009 at 14:02
I'll vote for Sleep Dirt(without the vocals), since I found while it doesn't have much of the jazziness that made The Grand Wazzoo/Hot Rats characteristic, I find Waka/Jawaka to be quite of a fail with the exception of the title track.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2009 at 16:14
Two great albums.  Going for Waka, a work I listen to quite frequently, often back to back with the Grand Wazoo.

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